Given Singapore’s hot and humid weather, it’s safe to say that most of us hardly survive a day without having to touch up our makeup. Checking our makeup in the mirror is a regular activity, just to make sure nothing looks smudged, cakey or melted off.

Which is why you’ll be wise to carry a few products (or at least have them on your office desk) to keep your complexion clear, fresh and shine-free. They’ll also come in useful when you’ve scheduled a date night after work or your boss decides to drop a last minute client meeting on you.

Keep reading to find out what we rely on to look fresh and flawless throughout the day.

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YSL Beaute Touche Eclat Le Cushion, $92

Photo: YSL Beaute

Not only does the new Yves Saint Laurent Beaute cushion compact feature a chic square packaging (the brand claims that this is the first squared cushion compact), it also has a special sponge that allows you to use this compact as a foundation or highlighter.

It features two sides; the smooth part is made for swiping the foundation over your entire face while the textured side is perfect for spot application, like to highlight certain areas of your face (such as the nose bridge and above your cheekbones).

Available at all YSL Beaute counters in October 2017

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Laneige Anti-Pollution Finishing Pact, $36

Photo: Laneige

You must be wondering what the two colours on this powder compact for, and if it is a colour-correcting product. The green portion is Green Tea Calming Powder that contains green tea and Saururus Chinensis extracts that form a protective shield against particulate matter (a combination of dust, smoke and other pollutants lurking in the air).

The white portion is Sebum Control Powder that sops up excess sebum (we know, they are a real burden for those with oily skin), keeping your complexion shine-free throughout the day.

Available at all Laneige counters and boutiques, as well as Lazada Singapore and Zalora Singapore

 

Allies of Skin Molecular Saviour Toner Mist, $79

Photo: Allies of Skin

Feeling a little dreary at work? Or maybe you’re falling asleep at your desk after a heavy lunch. What you need is a bed to lie down comfortably —  you wish! (Unless you’re the boss of course.)

The quick solution? Reach for a refreshing mist like this one from homegrown beauty brand Allies of Skin. Its cocktail of flower water and fruit extracts serve as a pick-me-up whenever you’re feeling tired in the day. Spritz it on and you’ll feel energised within the snap of a finger!

Available at escentials

 

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